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. i was there in the whiter house briefing room yesterday when president obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary at state from the state department and then later this evening, he is speaking at the house democr
obama's road show policy push hits atlanta today and we'll take a deep dive into the options and odds of the president having to fall back on executive actions, because his policies won't go anywhere in congress. >>> and the republican ruckus over karl rove's conservative counter-strategy is reaching a bit of a fever pitch. but is the core of this fight really about the messengers or the message itself? >> good morning from washington and happy valentine's day. it's thursday, february 14th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. it may be valentine's day, but not a lot of love for chuck hagel. next week a nato meeting of defense ministers is scheduled in brussels. but given the way chuck hagel's nomination is going, it's possible the u.s. may not have a new defense secretary there or leon panetta may be forced to go there steed. yesterday, the senate began the odd procedural dance that is required for cloture, the process for ending senate debate. >> nomination, department of defense, charles timothy hagel of nebraska, to b
on and take your calls at 866-55-press, and actually, there is a lot going on. president obama on the road again today, going to chicago and then down to west palm beach beach, florida where he will spend president's day weekend. for the first time in history, republicans have used a filibuster to block the nomination of a defense secretary. so we are in a war, and we have nobody running the pentagon. thank you, republicans. and meetteorites strike a town in russia's ural mountains. let's get the update from lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. >> hey, bill good morning, everyone. president obama is on the road but first off he is hosting the italian president who is ending his term in. this will serve as a fairrewell. he will speak at hyde park academy about his state of the union address and his plans to strengthen the middle class. he is spending time until palm city, florida. the president is pushing his plan for universal pre-school this week. but that could run into road blocks thanks to republican lawmakers who say early learning programs a
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four americans were killed. panetta also confirmed he personally broke the news to president obama the night of the attack but that the two did not speak the rest of the evening as the assault continued to unfold. the president had told panetta to do whatever he needed to do to protect our people out in benghazi. today, house democrats wrap up their annual retreat with a little comedy. stephen colbert is speaking to the caucus thanks to an invite from nancy pelosi. after his comedy routine, pelosi will interview
for the libyan government that obama himself called the next day to ask for help with the investigation and the rest of it. graham is up for re-election in 2014, and he has been successful pressing the bengahzi story for as much as possible. again that's what his interest and concern is. he wants to go back to home state voters and say i stuck it to the president on this. i consider it to be as bad as watergate, and so he has no incentive whatsoever to stop doing that until the very last minute. that hasn't approached yet. >> michael: now, it's worth pointing out not only is graham up for re-election but it looks like he's going to get a primary as well. to see as right of the president as he possibly can seems like a good path for him to take. let's go to the president. what does this bode for the president's second term if he has this much trouble getting his nominees past of the democratic senate. >> it's funny you ask this. this all is playing out the same week that the president gave his state of the union dress to which he laid out a very ambitious liberal laundry list of things h
here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ride is also getting bumpy for the president's choice as top spy master. the complication and confusion continues to multiply surrounding what happened last september 11. both in libya and back here in washington. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. >> the president's pick to lead the c.i.a. counterterrorism advisor john brennan faces new and up comfortable obstacles about the benghazi terrorist attack and the administration handling of the suspect al-harzi. this letter pushes them to explain disparity between his sworn testimony and that of former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> they insisted that the tunisia authorities did not have the evidence to keep him in custody. >> tunisias did not
're in the situation room. we are starting in chicago where right now president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the need for jobs as a way to get young people off the streets and out of trouble. right now you're looking at some video of cleopatra pendleton. she's the mother of the young girl struck down by gunmen in chicago a few weeks ago, right around the time of the inauguration after she performed at president obama's inaugural. she's one of the guests there for president obama's visit. we'll be going there to chicago as soon as mr. obama starts speaking. but first i want to bring in our chris cuomo who was in chicago right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right
in the past. president obama's appointment and he should have an up or down vote. i think that harry reid should go back and reconsider the whole idea about the filibuster negotiation they had last month. but, i mean, they have asked for five years of financial records from chuck hagel, they were comfortable for one year of financial records from mitt romney and suddenly for a person with few responsibilities they want more records, completely inconsistent. >> as we see from plymoupolitic republicans see the writing on the wall, but that doesn't mean they won't drag out the proceedings to extract every possible concession they can get and weaken the nominees and the white house in the process. susan, doesn't this look weird to everybody? especially when we talk about chuck hagel because basically john mccain gave john kerry a piggy back ride to his hearing. he was the biggest obstacle in the hagel hearing. and john kerry voted against the iraq surge too just like hagel did. what's the difference? >> it's not hagel's a republican or democrat, it shouldn't matter, he's the president's choic
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
will parade in front of the white house again. which you haven't seen much of during the obama administration. the washington press will have more on the road to tyranny. this is about political theater. when the republicans do it, we're on the fast road to tyranny and -- when the obama administration does it, the left keeps quiet. >> that's a lot. next on the rundown, is your grocery bill hundreds of dollars? you could pay a lot more coming up. that's thanks to obamacare. >>> kate upton graced sports illustrated swimsuit cover last year. who it turning heads this year? we have that information. we'll share it with you next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it caref
think a lot of frustration should go back to the obama administration. it was the obama administration insist we have sequester if the debt super-committee failed to reach an agreement and they failed to reach an agreement. i remember very specifically at one of the presidential debates president obama told governor romney sequestration is not going to happen. two weeks away and looks like it will happen. it will be devastating for the military. we're talking about curtailed military operations around the globe. reduced funding for mint nance and training. 800,000 dod citizens are looking for furlough or forced time without pay. this will be devastating and we're just getting started with sequestration. bill: the last point you just made a lot of people haven't talked about. 800,000 people coput on furlough for minimum of 22 days, three weeks. back to what panetta saying there, i look for members to work to us and can't sit here and complain. he used a different word. i use complain the is he talking about republicans or democrats as well? >> he is talking about both democrats and repu
cain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like hagel could be stonewalled at least for this week. jon: how interesting and maybe ironic that the pivotal vote or
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
of president obama. charles payne, thanks. >>steve: an entire school stops and gives a rock star welcome to this waiter. wait till you hear what he did. it's the best story you're going to hear all day. >>brian: l you ca, -- luca the military dog gave one of her legs for soldiers. wait to you hear. this is so sick! i can't believe your mom let you take her car out. this is awesome! whoooo! you're crazy. go faster! go faster! go faster! go faster! no! stop...stop... go(mom) i rais my son to bester! careful... hi, sweetie. hi, mom. (mom) but just to be safe... i got a subaru. (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. >>brian: despite her story, the widow of that lottery winner who was poisoned to death could get every penny of her dead husband's money. she -- he died as he was about to collect the jackpot. no one w
of his girlfriend. >> and back to school. president obama outside this hour. you see live pictures there from deindicate you are, fworj george, where the president is pushing for early childhood education for 4-year-olds. live coverage coming up. >>> democrats nowak knowledge they don't yet have the 60 votes to break that republican filibuster. >>> it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without -- >> and that hagel hostage. the filibuster is a valentine's day spoiler for departing secretary leon panetta. >> the second best valentine's present would be to allow sylvia and i to get the hell out of town. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell life in washington. the national rifle association has now launched a counter offensive against the president's emotional appeal at the state of the union. to put an end to gun violence. in a column published yesterday on a conservative web blog wayne lapierre from the nra announced a four-year communications and resistance movement, his words, to block what he calls a siege from the enemies of the second amendment. in washi
mouth. >> there's barack obama. there's hillary clinton, and they're all taking drinks of water during speeches. gee took it right to obama. >> this was the best post-state of the union address. >> that we only care about rich people. >> republicans are stuck responding to have the fictional image of obama that they've created. >> mr. president, i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires. why would you brag about that love for your neighbors when you were on record trying to move away from those neighbors. >> as you're feeling away for a new party strategy doesn't work, paul ryan doesn't work? that's not going to happen. >> don't worry, senator rubio, nobody noticed that you gave a speech. >> let's get right to our panel now. professor james peterson is director of african studies at lehigh university and jared bernstein is an msnbc contributor and former adviser to vice president joe biden. and we are watching live pictures of a cloture vote in the senate that will determine the path forward for secretary of defense nominee chuck
to have the opportunity when i was asked to join the obama administration to come back and work alongside her again as part of the national security team. as part of that team, i witnessed early on how hard she worked and dedicated she is and how she truly develop i think one of the best diplomatic skills as secretary of state of anyone that i have known in that capacity. she has the understanding to see the problem that people are facing. she had the ability to connect with the leaders of the world and understand the challenges and issues that they had to confront. it takes that. you have got to be a human being in these jobs. you cannot to be a robot. you cannot just read the talking points. you have got to have a sense of what others are facing and who they are and what they are about and what worries them. i think having worked with president clinton, one of the great capabilities he had was to always make other world leaders understand what is in their national interest. not is what is in the u.s. interest, but what is in their interest. hillary has that same capability to make other
wrong? details ahead. >>steve: president obama painted a pretty picture of our economy in his state of the union a couple of nights ago. but was he telling the truth? >> why do you keep lying to the american people? a castro-like speech last night, albeit in english, lie after lie. aisle tell you why you keep lying. because your record stinks. >>steve: that's harsh. more from mark levin. >>brian: have you met your perfect political match? a new fox poll says even in love politics do matter. sorry james carville and mary matalin. "fox & friends" starts right now. [music] ♪ l is for the way you look at me ♪ >>steve: thank you very much wayne newton. 1-800-flowers are providing brian and i finally with some flowers for our special loved ones on this holiday of love. it's wayne newton. look in the corner. >>brian: is that before he hit puberty. >>steve: when he was singing danka shane, he was up there. >>gretchen: fox news alert. you've already ordered flowers for your wife? >>brian: i'm saying in the past. >>gretchen: this is always such a wonderful display for you guys because yo
back before dark, or you might not get home at all. mean while, president obama is leading the country to financial ruin, borrowing over a trillion dollars, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. and then, of course, he talks about the phony stimulus spending and other payoffs for his political cronies. nobody knows if or when the fiscal collapse will come. but if the country is broke, there likely won't be enough money to pay for police protection. and the american people know it. hurricanes. tornadoes. riots. terrorists. gangs. lone criminals. these are the perils we are sure to face! not just maybe. it's not paranoia to buy a gun. it's survival. it's responsible behavior. it's time we encourage law-abiding americans to do just that. mike barnicle, i don't know where to start. yeah, it's responsible to own a gun. it's responsible to protect your family. it's responsible to have a handgun this your house. it's responsible to have a shotgun. it's responsible to have a hunting rifle. but wayne lapierre is suggesting if you are against americans being able to own assault weapons with 30-round
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filibuster. unprecedented for defense nominee. president obama says they are putting politics ahead of national security. >> i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan and need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission they deserve. >> mean tooil, the president returns home to chicago today for the last in a series of campaign style events. this week they are focused for plans on the economy and education that he outlined in the state of the union address. gun violence also on the agenda when the president speaks to a chicago high school. dan lothian live at the white house with a preview. homecoming of sorts, dan. >> the president will be speaking at hyde park academy, and as you pointed out, the main focus will be the economy. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the pre
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